Boscos Bombay IPA
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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 58   ABV: -
4-Time Real Ale Festival Medal Winner
During the 1800’s, when the sun never set on the British Empire, beer being shipped to the Far East always arrived spoiled. To correct this situation, British brewers added large quantities of hops to their pale ales. (Hops act as a natural preservative.) The result is an intensely hoppy amber beer. Delicious with seafood and all spicy flavorful foods.
O.G. 1056 I.B.U. 58

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 25, 2006
On tap at the Little Rock location. This beer has remarkably good lacing. pours a light gold color with a white head. hoppy nose. nicely hopped flavor as well. nice medium to thick mouth feel. Interesting tangy punch at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5242) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 25, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2008 Tried again at the Little Rock location. Still a solid IPA. Nashville rating follows. The body was a slightly hazy dark colored orange with a slightly off white head. The aroma was oranges with some caramel and sweet with floral notes. The taste was bitter grapefruit and a hint of oak. This is dry and refreshing. A solid IPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (6197) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2008 Draft at the Nashville brewpub, 5/14/06: Nice gluey head on a powerfully dark orange or rust-colored brew. Seductively fruity aroma. Wow ... this is what beer is about. Powerful floral hop bouquet without being overpowering. This is damn near the perfect beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
(On tap) Memphis. Beautiful, clear amber with a creamy, off-white head. Citrusy, hoppy nose. Medium body with some caramel but otherwise completely dominated by lovely aroma hops (Centennial & Cascade), leaving great accents of both flowers and fruit. Dry and hoppy finish. 280306

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2006
Nashville. Transparent, magnifying brass with a snowy, dusty and off-white head that very much perseveres throughout the experience. Linen sheets meet the c-hops front in center, with orange crème accents wafting up. Sweet, sugary permutations indicate the balance forthcoming. Clean inferences abound while the bitters produce citric touches (pineapple, mango, and papaya being those furthers from the traditional orange trait.) Fairly straight forward, perhaps more sweet than spicy, but it’s one of this brewery’s bests.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevin (2185) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 20, 2006
Tap. Nice dark yellow borders on tan with a thick cream head. Nice aroma of hops. Nice greeting on my tongue. Very fresh hop flavor. Lot of grassy tastes with just enough sweet. An easy one to drink a few of. Just a hint of vanilla in there. A goodun. Ap-4 ar-6 tas-7 pal-4 ov-16

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2007 Draft at brewpub. Pours copper with a small white head. Aroma is minimal, but there is some caramel, grapefruit, and pine. You really have to stick your nose in the beer to get it. Initial flavor is mostly sweet caramel malt, but then the citrus and peppery hop bitterness makes its presence toward the back of the mouth. Finish is slightly dry, watery, and sweet. For my personal tastes, a little too balanced for an IPA, as this is really close to pale ale territory. A respectable session brew, and probably the hoppiest middle TN brew you can get next to the Boscos Hop God.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2006
A glass of coppery red with slightly foamy head that clings to the glass like the hops cling to the back of your tongue. To me it was a smooth easy mouth full of real beer pleasure. I went back the second day to make sure that it was as good as I thought and it was.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Bosco’s India Pale Ale - On Tap: Great lacing, with grapefruit aroma leading the nose. The finish lacks somewhat. Good IPA, though certainly nothing to brag about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2005
Cask at the brewpub. Pours a very cloudy orange with retentive off-white head and visible yeast sediment. The aroma is crisp citrusy hops. The flavor is very hoppy, dry, and a bit on the aggressive side. There is some malt back there, too, just enough to balance the hops. The yeast adds an interesting dimension, too.

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